Ann in studioI was a conservator of archaeological art and artifacts for 30 years before deciding to retire early in order to pursue my love of pottery. My previous career has not only shaped my aesthetic choices as a potter, but it also provided me with a good understanding of materials and technologies. I am drawn to weathered and imperfect surfaces; I enjoy experimenting endlessly with different clay bodies, glazes, and firing techniques; and I am especially enamored with the interaction of light glazes with a dark clay body. I work from my home studio and fire both in my own kiln and at the Alison Palmer Studio in Kent, Ct. I am very excited to be expanding my operations with the installation of a gas kiln this coming fall.